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Sage Chicken with Rice

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Sage Chicken with Broccoli and Rice

This recipe has been kicking around my kitchen for a few years now. It is wonderful with either chicken or pork – this time I happened to use chicken, of course. I had to share it because it is made with simple ingredients that you should always have on hand. To add even more flavor, try adding 1/4 cup of a good dry Chardonnay when you add the butter, letting the alcohol cook off before the chicken is done. This recipe is just a base. Add your favorite heat if you like, or your special chicken seasoning – the ingredients are so versatile. There are so many wonderful dishes that can start like this. I hope you try it & enjoy it. If you do, please comment what you decide to add.

Browning the Chicken

Browning the Chicken

3 Chicken Breasts

2 tbsp Olive Oil

1/4 cup of butter

1 sprig fresh thyme, leaves stripped

8-10 fresh sage leaves, julienne or coarsely chopped

2 medium cloves of garlic, chopped fine

Salt and freshly ground pepper

Optional:
4 Cups cooked rice
2 Cups cooked and chopped broccoli florets
Salt and pepper

Rinse chicken and pat dry.  Sprinkle salt and Pepper on both sides.  Heat olive oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat.  Add chicken to brown it.  When the second side is almost browned, add sage, thyme, butter and garlic – keep the heat at medium to medium-high.  Turn chicken a few times while cooking.  When your chicken is done (no longer pink), usually around 7-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken, remove it from the pan and carve to about 1/4 inch slices.

Add the rice to the skillet that you cooked the chicken in to fry for a few minutes, sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Stir in the cooked broccoli to coat.  Serve sliced chicken over rice.

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Pork and Almonds over Field Greens

Stephanie Gorman

This is really good stuff, and so easy to prepare it’s ridiculous!  Tonight I sat looking at my pork chops blankly.  They really wanted to be in a sauce.  But I am out of wine ***GASP!*** and out of beer ***NOOOOO!***  and out of stock ***THUD*** That never happens in this house.  I guess I’ve been neglecting my shopping duties long enough.  I had better get my act together or else we’ll be down to Macaroni Soup, much to the delight of my daughter. I’ll post Macaroni Soup one of these days.  Kids love it, even though it looks kind of gross.

My mind was totally made up on a sauce of some kind.  So I threw a few things in a pot while I browned the pork (dusted with sea salt and freshly ground pepper) in olive oil.

Here’s what I came up with:

4 pork chops

2 large…

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